Need A New Computer? Now Is The Time To Buy!

Expect continued improvements on mobile devices like tablets and smart phones as the tech industry incorporates more functions typically found in computers being done by them.  What does this mean for the consumer?  Well, don’t expect red hot deals on the iPad or its’ clones although prices have come down; however, do expect better than average deals on a new computer.

For instance, this week Walmart has a deal on an netbook by Acer for $228.  Remember when netbooks first came out a few years back selling in excess of $500?  Now the prices are cut in half, lighter, with a better keyboard and more memory–in comparison to tablets about half of the price.    Need portability?  Then consider a netbook and wait until tablets come down comparably in price.

Great gift for the family member on the go!

Presidents' Day Sales

ShopNBC. 5 Value Pays through February 21, 2011–some items have even 6 value pays!

Williams-Sonoma.  Take an extra 25% off sale items.  Add promo code:  PRESIDENT25 at checkout.  MarkdownMom liked the sanding sugars for $3.99.

PotteryBarn. Save an extra 15% off all clearance through February 21, 2011.  Promo Code: SAVE15.

Eddie Bauer®. Save up to 75%  off President’s Day Clearance.

Macys. An extra 15% off through February 21, 2011.  Promo Code:  PRESIDENT.

Talbots. Extra 25% off sale & clearance through February 21, 2011.

Sam’s Club. $30 instant savings on HP 210 Netbook, Intel Atom N455, 250GB, 10.1″ – Ice Berry, now $296.88.

Wednesday Steal: Zip It Up!

Have you noticed the latest fad in fashion is the unhidden zipper?  Pre-hippie era, all the dresses either were fitted with a back zipper and/or buttons and the familiar question to your significant other was:  “Can you zip me up?”  Zippers were also on the side of skirts, front flap of pants, and even on some blouses.  However, zippers were all hidden, sh-h-h big secret!

More contemporary designs have seen zippers galore in handbags, shoes, and some jewelry.  Now they have come out of hiding and are reappearing and hotter than before.  You can find them on motorcycle jackets and sweaters, dresses and tops, out-in-the-open and part of the design.  Popular first with celebs, now we can all wear them!

JCPenney® has a Wednesday steal with this ombre tank top, chest pocket, semi-handkerchief bottom, and back zipper from a.n. a.®, reg. $36.00, steal priced  $5.99-$7.99, all sizes in blue dip or purple, coral dip.  Buy it now, price is only good until

While you’re there view their other deals including electronics such as 3-1 Digital Photo Converter, reg.$169.99, today only $39.99, and a Wii  Gaming Storage Tower, reg.$140.00, today only $34.99

Ship to store for free shipping, or on orders of $69 or more ship free to home, promo code: FRESHDAY.

Oh, What A Tangle Web We Weave!

Looks can help deceive. We have found solutions to organize those cable lines, but how about the surge protector? If you are like Markdown Mom, you have a surge protector that has a couple of phone lines, and extra co-axils for various electronic equipment, plus plug-ins for computer equipment and a lamp or two. Looks kind of ugly under that desk, but this is the price of technology, right?

Well, it needn’t be. Pre-order this hot item from Charles & Marie this cable box for $30 will hide that ugly surge protector or power strip neatly.

Got style? Don’t lose it with ugly electronic cords staring at you like a cephalapod. tentacles are controlled, and it keeps pets and small children protected.